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Friday, December 23, 2011

Army Showcase: Typhus' Death Guard

Greetings to all who follow the great dice god, today begins the first post, of a semi-regular article, in which we will show you, our loyal readers, one of the disciple's armies. For either Warhammer fantasy, or Warhammer 40k. We may eventually showcase the armies of other people we know, but for now it will just be our armies. I will begin with a few pictures of my most recent army, the Death Guard.

A pair of plague marines wielding some plasma guns

My chaos lord with daemon weapon and Mark Of Nurgle

This army was only started a few months ago, when i purchased a box of chaos space marines for a painting clinic that was being run at our Friendly Local Game Store, or FLGS. I decided to paint the marines I purchased in the colour scheme of the death guard, as I thought it could lead to some interesting conversions, and some excellent painting opportunities.One recurring theme through out my army is the skin tone, i wanted to give my plague marines a grey flesh tone, almost like rotting flesh. I find this, along with the orange glowing eyes, just serves to further dehumanize them, showing how much there betrayal of the emperor has transformed into physical corruption.One thing i loved about the old metal deathguard models, were the special weapons, like the flamer where the fuel tank was replaced by a giant pustule! I wanted to try and recreate some of those weapons through converting the more recent flamers.I am currently trying to expand this army up to apocalyptic proportions, to get some more boots on the ground next time I face Archaon's nids. Hopefully I can showcase my deathguard again once they've grown a bit in size, but for now, they'll just have to wait while I get my Blood Angels ready for the next in store tournament.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Adventures in Terratoran

So Archaon and I said some pretty exciting things. An actual reason to read this blog, a chill session with two of the posters playing Minecraft, full release (AHHHHHHHH I LOVE MINECRAFT), but unfortunately, it seems we’re going to have take some of it back now, because you see, the server patch for Minecraft 1.0 doesn’t exactly exists yet, so we can’t actually play it. Well not together today. I’m sorry to disappoint you, our massive fan base. I know I just broke soooo many hearts tonight. Fortunately, I have a somewhat fun alternative; I had some time to play some Minecraft today. So I’m going to try and make up for the lack of group review today by writing a little story for all of you.

Note: As soon as the bukkit server patch becomes available, we will begin posting Minecraft Monday articles, and the special for the full release of Minecraft.

* And then he opened his eyes for the first time; fittingly to a beautiful sight. He looked upon a peaceful forest, his body lying softly in some sand. His clothes seemed familiar to him, but he could not tell who he was or where they had come from. Perhaps they were memoirs of tales long forgotten. He tried to remember what his life before this awakening, but his memories would not return to him. He took a deep breath, and turned to see the world around him. He was pleasantly surprised, while expecting more forest; he found he was lying on a beach, two islands in the distance. One was not very large, but seemed to have a firm ground, and the other large and mountainous. He was an opportune man, and a survivalist, so he knew what he had to do. He quickly turned, and with all the strength he had, he punched a tree right out of the ground, and quickly threw together a small work station, building an axe with it. Then he built a boat, and travelled to the smaller island.

His initial instinct were right, the ground was sturdy, good enough to build a house even. He cleared the ground and began to build his home. It was a long few days for him, but by the end of the third day, after many struggles with finding materials, and a few trips back to the original island for more lumber, his house was complete. During the house building mission, some mining was done, and coal was found within the earth.

Tired, but relieved, the man sat back, and realized he had neither slept nor eaten in the past few days, and so began his next quest; to obtain food and something soft to sleep upon. And so he went forth into, sword in hand, and pain in his stomach and heart. He leaped from the newly crafted docks, the cold water washing over his exhausted body. The cold seemed to seep inside of him, as he began to lose consciousness, but he kept moving forward. The sun began to rise just as he washed ashore. He could hardly keep his head up as he slid into the wet sand, but he was finally on land, and his fears were finally passing, or so he thought.

Suddenly, as if out of nowhere, a horrible alien monstrosity came crashing through the underbrush. Its face permanently as if in a scream, its eyes cold and lifeless, it ran at him, each footstep tearing grass from the floor. The fear jolted the man to his feet, a shaky arm pushing him out of the sand. He reached for his sword and lunged at the creature, his sword moving upwards and connected with flesh. The creature hissed as he stumbled back from the blow, but showed no fear, intent on harming the man. The man was startled at its resilience, but he had no intent of dying yet, and so he leapt into the air and drove his sword straight through the monster. A hiss erupted from the monster, and then it collapsed onto the floor, gently sliding off of the man’s sword.

The man sighed and stumbled, stabbing the earth beneath him to keep himself upright. He aligned his spine and slinked forward, his eyes darting around. And then he heard a noise that brought him infinite glee. He heard a clucking from the distance. He pulled his sword up and with his last surge of strength he ran forward and found what he had been looking for; a singular chicken, walking carelessly around. The man was over-joyed and leapt forward with no remorse. He slaughtered the chicken with one stroke, and then he began to consume what remained. He was startled by himself, the noise that he made as he ate sounding entirely foreign to him, beastly even. It scared him, but he continued none the less. The food brought him strength, but he also felt sick. He understood the risk of eating food raw, but he had no other option. He lifted his sword yet again, stretching his tired bones, and then he heard it; another hiss from behind him, and the sound of the grass being torn from the earth. *

Minecraft 1.0 really doesn’t feel any different from 1.8, especially not early on, although it feels somewhat more polished. One major note, the sound you make when you eat IS REALLY DAMN SCARY. I jumped the first time that I heard it. But ultimately, it’s still Minecraft, and now with more content, I have no doubt that I’ll spend endless more hours trying to kill that damn Enderdragon.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Incoming series: Minecraft Mondays!

Hey all,

Just a short notification of an upcoming series here on Disciples of the Dice God:

Minecraft Mondays!

This will be a weekly episode in which The_Horse and I (Archaon) document our 3-Dimensional adventures in the Best-Selling game by Mojang. Some of the other disciples may even grace us with their presence too.

To start off this amazing new series, we will be unveiling the MINECRAFT FULL RELEASE tomorrow.

So unsheathe your Pickaxe, and get ready to play!!!

Minecraft is a game we all know and love, but Archaon and I just really felt like showing you all the differences with the full release, and we wanted to show you how we have fun with Minecraft.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Disciple Bios

Greetings To All

This shall be the momentous occasion where we introduce ourselves to you, the online community.

Typhus: I go by the name of Typhus on steam and some forums, and I am a nerd to the core. You can name a game and I've probably tried it at some point, these range from Flames of war, and Warhammer, to card games like Magic and Call of Cthulhu. I will be responsible for hobby articles, and will most likely be featured in a few Let's plays. I am the one who decided on a whim to start this blog, in order to motivate my group of friends, AKA the other contributors, to document our journey through the realms of geekdom, and to try and provide their opinions to the world. Without further ado, here are the rest of the Disciples.

Valdr Ashendale: I just joined this maniac blog because it seemed like a good idea at the time. :D By the way, each of our posts will be a different colour depending on who posted, I am BLUE! Typhus above me is green. (Bleh) I am a nerd, however I adopt the title 'Gamer' as my own. I play tabletop games and Magic: The Gathering on my spare time, but video games and D&D is where I reside. I will be mostly posting Let's Plays of Video Games as it is my specialty, like a Left 4 Dead Chompski run.

Archaon: Similarly to my freind Typhus, I will try almost any nerdy game out there, although not quite to the same extent. I have dabbled in Call of Cthulhu, Dust Tactics, Dungeons and Dragons, Warhammer Fantasy and mostly Warhammer 40'000. I will post on nearly any subject, however, I lack artistic skill, so I mostly tend to focus on strategy/rules/Battle Reports. I'll leave painting and modeling to someone who is good at it. But don't think that's all i will do, for even though I am quite terrible at video games, I will play them anyways and pretend i am amazing :P. I hope you enjoy our blog and all the amazing things to come!


To be quite honest, I’m not entirely sure what I can contribute to this blog, but I have a few ideas. Typhus and I are planning on doing some hobby articles for Warhammer and the like (being the only guys who actually care about it), and I am very intent on being a part of the Let’s Plays. As far as personal projects go, I’m thinking of running a D&D campaign and basically making a book out of it for your benefit, possibly with complementary artwork . It is also very possible that I just throw up some sketches that I do, because I do get bored every once in a while. But don’t expect much from me.

Phearbro: I am the Bro of the group, or so I'd like to believe at least. My focus is generally on Magic the gathering, although I play Warhammer 40'000 and fantasy too. I'm not really an artsy type, and by that I mean I painted my Vampire counts Crypt ghouls by covering them in random splotches of paint XD. I carefully consider every point in the rules that is possibly abusable, in order to win the highest number of games possible. As such, I will be able to help YOU find a fun army list that will help you win more often in many different game systems. I also will be doing some let's plays and first looks at some new games.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Greetings from the Dice God

Welcome to our humble blog, this is the product of a group of nerds who barely tolerate each other, let alone other people, on our long descent into the madness of miniature war gaming, table top RPGs, Trading Card Games, movies, TV, and basically anything you could think of that you could consider science fiction or Fantasy.
Won't you join us?

Contributors include:

Typhus, bringer of pestilence
Archaon, The Everchosen
Valdr Ashendale